Double Degree Programme in Business and CNM

Nurturing media-savvy business and business media professionals

The Double Degree in Business and CNM is offered jointly by the NUS Business School and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

In today’s global environment, the line separating communications & media studies and business is blurring, and often graduates from communications and media programs are expected to perform tasks that entail business training—e.g. market analysis, marketing campaigns—while business graduates are expected to know how to effectively communicate with a company’s publics, manage a crisis or chart out technology trends.

Likewise, in today’s converging media environment, communication professionals are expected to have a broad range of knowledge and creative skills—from critical thinking and excellent writing to the ability to create publications, websites and other interactive environments. Combined with modules in new media and communication management, CNM’s modules in visual and game design seek to enrich student’s experience and prepare them for this converging field.

NUS’ Business programme prepares students for managerial leadership in the global economy. Its broad-based curriculum benefits from the comprehensive academic breadth and intellectual intensity of our national university. Articulate students that embrace technology will find good fit in this CNM and Business double degree programme that promises to nurture an attractive breed of media-savvy business professionals.

The double degree program (DDP) offers six choices for students:

  1. BBA(Hons)/BSocSci(Hons) – a double honours degree programme
  2. BBA(Hons)/BA – a single honours double degree programme
  3. BSocSci(Hons)/BBA – a single honours double degree programme
  4. BBA(Acc.Hons)/BSocSci(Hons)- a double honours degree programme
  5. BBA(Acc.Hons)/BA- a single honours double degree programme
  6. BSocSci(Hons)/BBA(Acc)- a single honours double degree programme


Students will be admitted to the (DDP) only if they meet the requirements of both the NUS Business School (BIZ) and Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences (FASS).

Students may be admitted to the DDP in one of the following ways:

  1. Direct application* by students with relevant “A”-level, Polytechnic or equivalent qualifications ; or
  2. Application by students at the end of the first year of study in the FASS or Business School. Students further along in their programmes may be admitted on an exceptional basis.

* Accountancy DDPs are not available for direct admission. Please apply at the end of Year 1.

FASS students who plan to enroll in this DDP after the first-year are encouraged to read at least two Business modules to enable them to better understand the Business programme. Students applying to the Accountancy DDP must have obtained at least B+ grade for ACC1701X Accounting for Decision Makers and preferably ACC2706 Managerial Accounting. Similarly, Business students who plan to enroll in CNM are encouraged to read at least two CNM modules. The grades of these exposure modules will be considered during the shortlisting process.

Current students have to apply to the DDP through their home Faculty/School, which will forward shortlisted applications to the partnering Faculty/School.

The minimum Cumulative Average Point (CAP) requirement for acceptance to the DDP is 3.75 out of 5.0. The applicant will also need to meet the minimum prevailing admission criteria of both Faculty/School, that is, the applicant must have:

  • A pass in 'AO' Level Mathematics or 'O' Level Additional Mathematics, or otherwise demonstrated equivalent preparation.

The applicant’s non-academic activities may be considered, and the applicant may have to attend an interview.

All information is subject to changes without prior notice.


Information on modules are available at:


The fees payable by students in the double degree programme will be in accordance with University guidelines on tuition fees.


Please refer to DDP Framework and Guidelines.